Before starting work, you must have a clear vision of what you want to achieve. It can be a 'picture' of an ideal future state- maybe many decades into the future- or a description of what you will have achieved in, say, five years time. When you have your vision, you can think about how to achieve it and who to involve.
The Restoration Planning section has more information about setting visions, goals and objectives.
Go to Restoration Planning page
How to start a conservation project, Department of Conservation
Webpage with governance resources for community and voluntary groups
Community-owned Rural Catchment Management is aimed at resource management professionals and people with an interest in the management of catchment scale projects.